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Author: Sara Katayama

Premier Waterfront at Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park

Nestled on Ballard’s Puget Sound shores, Golden Gardens Park is a mecca of summer fun. There’s always something fun going on – whether it’s sand volleyball, fishing from the pier, a boat launching into chilly Pacific Northwest waters, or a bonfire glowing in the night.

Seattle’s Japanese Kubota Garden

The Kubota Gardens is a twenty-acre Japanese-style garden off Renton Avenue South in Seattle’s Rainer Beach neighborhood. It’s backed by a large greenbelt and surrounded by cozy, Seattle neighborhoods, making it the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful setting within the hubbub of the city.

Enjoy Hiking Through Seattle’s Carkeek Park

Carkeek Park is the perfect city park for hikers. It’s a short commute from downtown Seattle – only about 9-miles – and offers 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beaches.

Seattle’s Best on a Budget

We’ve all been there. We want something to do, but we don’t’ really want to spend a ton. Especially with downtown parking at $22 for two hours of play. But what in Seattle has an inexpensive price tag? (Because we know it’s not the real estate…)

The Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium is a bundle of fun and joy, straight from the depths of the Puget Sound. With over 27 million visitors to date, the Seattle Aquarium is one of the top 5 attractions in the Pacific Northwest, and the ninth largest aquarium in the United States by attendance.

Seattle’s Gas Works Park Along Wallingford’s Lake Union Shores

At 19.1 acres, Gas Works is of reasonable size and offers beautiful, south—facing views across Lake Union towards South Lake Union, the Seattle skyline, and Queen Anne. Accessible along N Northlake Way in Wallingford, the park is made of a few sections, including Kit Hill, Brown’s Point, and the decommissioned coal gasification station of the park’s namesake.